Alumni, friends break all-time record for giving at CWRU

CWRU-signFor the fifth time in six years, Case Western Reserve’s alumni and friends have set a new record for giving. In the fiscal year ended June 30, the university’s attainment totaled $145.9 million, an increase of $7.5 million over 2012’s all-time high performance.

The new figures put the total raised for Forward Thinking: The Campaign for Case Western Reserve University at $861.4 million—meaning Case Western Reserve has raised four-fifths of its $1.039 billion goal just three-fifths through the campaign period.

“We continue to be humbled by the incredible support we have received from alumni, friends, foundations and other organizations,” President Barbara R. Snyder said. “These donations make an enormous difference for our community, and dramatically enhance the good we can do for the world.”

As of June 30, the campaign has raised more than $250 million for faculty and scholarship support. Those commitments include endowed professorships and scholarship programs that allow the university to attract and keep talented scholars and to enroll some of the nation’s most outstanding students.

In addition, the university continues to make significant progress in raising money for capital projects. The Tinkham Veale University Center, for example, is scheduled to open next year, with groundbreaking for the Wyant Field House expected within the next few months. In addition, Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Clinic committed to joint fundraising on their medical education building, announced June 1.

One of the most distinctive achievements of the past fiscal year included new records for the university’s annual fund, which topped $10 million for the first time in its history. Part of that success came from Case Western Reserve’s first “Day of Giving” on June 18, where the university hoped to receive commitments from 618 people. Instead, 795 individuals gave $195,745—and both numbers themselves represented new all-time records. Commitments came from 10 countries, 37 states and the District of Columbia.

Supporters enabled the university to set several other all-time highs as well, among them:

  • $53.2 million, Foundation Giving
  • $51.4 million, School of Medicine
  • $31.7 million. Case School of Engineering
  • $14 million, Trustees
  • $10 million, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

“These records testify to the remarkable generosity of our community,” Snyder said, “as well as the inspirational achievements of our faculty, staff and students. We are deeply grateful for the support we have received, and we are committed to making even greater gains in research and teaching in the years to come.”